Tag Archives: Ryan Cook

Coaches Corner – Start where the player is

Gary Kirsten

Picture this scenario. A well-known, high level coach is working with an U11 batsman working on their straight drive. As an observer you hear advise such as “Your back swing is moving into out”, “Create mid-flexion in your stance”, “Extend to the intended target”. As we may well know, these pieces of information are all […]

Galiem Ready for Global Stage

Dayaan Galiem

Cape born, Dayaan Galiem is one of South Africa’s rising stars. The 20-year-old has made a seamless transition from amateur to professional cricket over the past three years after an impressive junior career which saw him turn out for South Africa Under-19. The former Rondebosch Boys High pupil who is a graduate of the Gary […]

Ryan Cook Tour Diary

South Africa A

Gary Kirsten Cricket Head Coach, Ryan Cook recently returned from a stint with South Africa ‘A’ in the United Kingdom. Cook served as the fielding coach during a three match ODI series against the England Lions. Training Camp: We had a nine day training camp before we left for England. It gave us a chance […]

Dealing with high pressure situations

Gary Kirsten

Being able to deal with pressure is a vital attribute of any cricketer’s game. It is an element which is focused heavily on at Gary Kirsten Cricket in all our coaching programmes. “One of the key things to ask yourself is, have you done the work under that pressure. That pressure is often really difficult […]

Gary Kirsten Cricket coaches Amsterdam bound

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Gary Kirsten Cricket (GKC) is all set for another High Performance roadshow in the Netherlands later this month. The project is a continuation from last year’s visit where the team worked with up and coming Dutch players. Kirsten will accompany GKC Coaching Director, Ryan Van Niekerk and Head Coach Ryan Cook for the one week long […]

Sensational Steyn ready for world stage

Andrie Steyn

Andrie Steyn is looking forward to making her tournament debut at the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup which gets underway in England and Wales next month. The 20-year-old opening batter announced her arrival on the international scene at the recently concluded Quadrangular Series which also involved Ireland, Zimbabwe and heavyweights India. Steyn who worked extensively […]

Cook thrilled to be part of SA ‘A’ setup

Gary Kirsten Cricket Head Coach, Ryan Cook is gearing up for a role with South Africa ‘A’. Cook has been appointed fielding coach for the ODI series against the English Lions which gets underway in the United Kingdom in June. It will see him link up once again with SA ‘A’ mentor, Shukri Conrad after […]

GKC keeping a close eye on English season

The English cricket season got underway recently and Gary Kirsten Cricket has been keeping a close eye on the action. A number of players prepared for the current campaign with Kirsten and GKC Head Coach Ryan Cook. These players went through vigorous one-on-one sessions in our High Performance Programme in the pre-season. Port Elizabeth born, Mike […]

High Performance Academy Enters Exciting Second Phase

Phase two of the GKC High Performance Academy got underway on 9 January with after a two-week break during the festive season. Six more players have joined the Ryan Cook led programme which offers exclusive interactions with Kirsten and other top coaches as well as one-on-ones with world renowned professionals from a variety of different […]

High Performance Academy Shifts Gears

The second phase of the Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Academy is up and running after a two-week break during the festive season. Six more players have joined the Ryan Cook led programme which offers exclusive interactions with Kirsten and other top coaches as well as one-on-ones with world renowned professionals from a variety of […]